Did the middle class shrink during the 1980s? UK evidence from kernel density estimates
AbstractThis paper proposes, using kernal density estimation methods, to investigate the shrinking middle class hypothesis. The approach reveals striking new evidence of changes in the concentration of middle incomes in the U.K. during the 1980s. Breakdowns by family economic status demonstrate that a major cause of the aggregate changes was a moving apart of the income distributions for working and non-working households.
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Volume (Year): 49 (1995)
Issue (Month): 4 (October)
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- Jenkins, Stephen P., 1995. "Did the middle classes shrink during the 1980's? UK evidence from kernel density estimates," ISER Working Paper Series 95-01, Institute for Social and Economic Research.
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